Fulbright-University of Dundee Scholar Award, University of Dundee- Film Directing
Lynn Tjernan Lukkas is a filmmaker, artist, and curator internationally recognized for her films, large-scale media installations, collaborative media performance projects with opera, dance, and theater, and her media-arts curatorial projects. Lukkas’ work addresses some of the most current concerns in contemporary art and life exploring cultural and social power dynamics and their ability to form one’s individual subjectivity and identity. The cinematic scale of her projects and lush visual poetics foreground the complexity of contemporary human experience.
Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA in 1956, Lukkas received a BFA from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1988. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Minnesota. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Bush Foundation, the McKnight Foundation, and the Jerome Foundation among others.